China’s Rise Under Xi Jinping [F-19-11]

Presenter: Grace Huang
Location: SLU: Hepburn 111
Classes: 1 Session 1.0 hours
Dates: Fri 2:00 PM 09/13

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Xi Jinping has been the president of China since 2012, and he recently suggested that his term limit should extend beyond 2022. Who exactly is this current president? What does his slogan, the “China Dream,” mean for China? How is he negotiating China’s rise with regard to “ownership” of the South China Seas; railroad and port construction through Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East; global security concerns regarding communications technologies, like Huawei; and methods of social control, such as implementing a “social credit score” (like our financial credit score) for its citizens?

Grace Huang teaches courses on Chinese Politics, Asian Politics, and Comparative politics at SLU. Her research interests also include political leadership and the cultural stories and resources leaders use to advance their political agendas. Despite teaching about China for almost fifteen years, she never ceases to be amazed by the country.

Cap: 30


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